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Gateshead 5k 2023

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Gateshead 5k
Sunday 18 Jun 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 18 Jun 2023

Time: 11:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead, NE9 5AX View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Gateshead course weaves through the beautiful and historical grounds of Saltwell Park, taking in the lake, Saltwell Towers and the various ornamental gardens and features. The route is entirely contained within the park and is predominantly on paths, with a lap of the main event field at the start and end of the run. The route has several inclines and a sharp descent. The main event site is on grass so can be uneven and may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather.

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Meeting point

The start line is located on the Northern Fields near the children's play area and the lake.

If using what3words, enter ///bottom.runs.miles in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

There is limited onsite parking at this event. Cancer Research UK and Gateshead Council encourage the use of public transport and bicycle to travel to this event. We can facilitate bike storage at this event but you must bring a lock.

There are many local public transport services and details can be found here travelinenortheast.info

Carparks are available at the following Gateshead Council facilities,

Cross Keys NE9 6DA and Lowrey's Lane NE9 5JB. These car parks are free on a Sunday and cars are parked at their own risk as per Gateshead Council parking Ts&Cs. The car parks are open to the public.

The event site is only a 13 min walk from the car parks.

Disabled parking is available on site at NE8 4SF.

Please do not park in nearby residential streets as enforcment teams will be patrolling the area

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

We recommend this event as suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs with assistance due to the gradient of some inclines, a sharp descent and a lap around the event field at the start and end of the course. The event site, start and end of the course is on uneven grass with an incline which could make conditions difficult in bad weather.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.